How to Practice:

  • Lie on stomach with relaxed mind and body
  • Chin to rest on the mat, keeping your toes out and feet together
  • Lift your body with the support of your hands
  • With deep inhale, lift your legs upwards, as much as comfortable, from the torso. For pure results bring it to 90 Degree Angle or at your comfort level.
  • Ensure that knees are not bent
  • Keep your core muscles and legs engaged holding the breath
  • Hold the pose for 15 seconds to start with and gradually build to a minute
  • Exhale as you gently bring your legs back on the mat
  • Turn your head on one side and relax
  • Repeat the asana 3-4 times

Benefits :

  • Strengthens the muscles of the abdomen, thighs and legs.
  • Tones the abdominal organs such as the gall bladder, stomach, spleen and bladder.
  • Releases lower back and sciatica pain
  • Increases gastric fire and improves digestion.
  • Cures oedema and tumour
  • Asana gives new energy to the throat
  • Helps immensely diabetes and other disorders of the kidney
  • Alleviates ovarian pain during menstruation
  • Beneficial for people suffering from respiratory and lung problems
  • Very good for High Performance Athletes

1.) Do not perform this Asana if you are pregnant or if you have undergone recent abdominal surgery.
2.) Do perform under Master’s guidance.


Poorna Salabhasana